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Connections: The Future of Drug Addiction Treatment

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Presidential contender Chris Christie recently spoke at length about drug addiction during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire. His comments about the need for fairness went viral. Now the Obama administration's drug czar, Michael Botticelli, is essentially saying the same thing.

What does this mean for the future of treatment? What works, and what doesn't? Our panel explores it. Our guests:

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